The Sermon on the Mount

"Therefore whoever relaxes one of the least of these commandments and teaches others to do the same will be called least in the kingdom of heaven, but whoever does them and teaches them will be called great in the kingdom of heaven. For I tell you, unless your righteousness exceeds that of the scribes and…

Reflections

As the anniversary of my mother's suicide draws near I'm filled with a great many thoughts and emotions surrounding the details. Occurring in early December 2001, this 17 year old event has affected me in ways I am yet to fully realize. It certainly broke me and set me on a dangerous path of pain,…

Calvinism

This is primarily a review of the book "Calvinism: Built on a Foundation of Sand" by Kevin Micuch. In this post I will attempt to give an honest response in constructive criticism of a short book that attempts to refute the tenets of Reformed Theology. This is by no means an exhaustive nor a full…

Baptism

Baptism has been a hot topic these (most) days, especially within the Reformed communities who have nothing else to argue about. The Particular Baptists have rediscovered their roots against infant baptism and have shown much fervor in the debate. In light of this, the discussions have changed a bit (from my perspective, late to the game) by an understanding…

Egocentric adulation

Through the recent years there have been cases where an individual who, in an effort to commit a crime, became injured on someone else's property. That individual who was injured, encouraged by greed (and greedy people), turns around and attempts to sue the owner of the property for injuries caused. Some of those cases were…

Humbled by suffering

Please have patience with me as I attempt to delicately make a point that I feel ought to be made. After considering some of the discussions on Twitter recently, I've realized that many hold to a very self-centered arrogant view of their purpose in this life. Not only of themselves but of mankind in general, as if…

A plea to my brothers

Grace to you and peace from God to all who live and move and have their being in the Lord Jesus Christ. I write today to appeal to those who have chosen to actively defend the 'social justice' movement, and also those who vehemently oppose it. I come humbly before you as a man of…

The Pendulum Effect

Humans seem fairly predictable in how they react to certain less than desirable or even heart-wrenching situations. Rather than an attempt to seek or maintain a balance we often go to the exact opposite side of the spectrum, a reaction that has been termed 'The Pendulum Effect". According to dictionary.com the definition to this is…

Understanding Salvation

This is a review of the book titled "From Death to Life: How Salvation Works" by Pastor Allen S. Nelson IV. I do not know what possessed me to take this on or how I convinced myself that I was skilled enough to write a review, but here we are. As I began to read…